To solve real-world problems through the integration of Internet-of-Things (IoT) device technologies, wireless data services, and a commitment to strategic partnerships.
IGEN Networks Corporation (OTCQB:IGEN/CSE:IGN) IGEN deliverers cloud-based services to protect and manage mobile assets that provide peace-of-mind for consumers and their families. Through a broad range of self-provisioning applications, consumers are empowered through direct access to real-time information from their Internet-of-Things(IoT) enabled assets.
What We Do
IGEN works with privately held technology companies to help accelerate their growth. We work closely with these companies through sourcing of management expertise, capital, and expansion of distribution channels. We often describe ourselves as an “invasive” technology accelerator, in that we take active managerial roles to help mitigate operational risk and realize revenue growth and capital appreciation.
A secondary part of IGEN’s business is negotiating distribution agreements with relevant organizations and selling their products and services through the distribution channels of our portfolio companies, or newly developed global IGEN sales channels.
Board of Directors
Neil G. Chan, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Chan is a career technologist who has pioneered the early adoption of disruptive technologies in more than 45 countries over the last 30 years. From start-up to $400M in annual revenues, Mr Chan has led and created the best-in-class sales, marketing, and service organizations during the development of wireless data infrastructure, mobile content, Software-as-a-Service for commercial fleets, and HFC broadband infrastructure. Mr Chan led the first technology transfer initiative between Canada and Mainland China on behalf of Spar Aerospace and Gandalf Technologies Inc., during the mid-1980s along with training, product marketing and sales responsibilities for growing Gandalf’s export markets; shortly after Mr Chan was recruited to Motorola Inc., to lead the product marketing of the industry’s first mobile data solutions for public safety, taxi, utility, and field service markets. Mr Chan led Motorola’s initiative to expand into public data networks throughout the Asia Pacific region during the 1990s and subsequently was promoted to Managing Director to lead the expansion of HFC data and voice broadband networks throughout the region. In the spring of 2000, Mr Chan joined Airvana Inc., to lead business development for the early adoption of CDMA-based broadband wireless networks which today continue to serve millions of users throughout North America and Latin America. Most recently, Mr Chan led worldwide sales and marketing of fleet management services for WebTech Wireless Inc., which contributed five years of record growth and industry leadership across government and transportation markets. Mr Chan has served on the Executive Review Board of Royal Roads University and continues to mentor and support early stage technology companies.
Mark Wells, President and CEO, Positioning Universal Inc.
Mr. Wells is presently the President and CEO of Positioning Universal. During his 25 years of experience in the wireless industry, he has pioneered the development and marketing of wireless products, semiconductor technology, and leading edge wireless services. Mr. Wells co-founded DriveOK, which merged with Procon and eventually became Spireon where he led the company during its exceptional growth period in becoming the industry leader of GPS vehicle tracking technologies. Prior to Procon, Mr. Wells was the co-founder and CEO of Zucotto Wireless, where he raised $60M in venture capital to develop wireless semiconductor technologies and secured customers that included Panasonic, Nokia, and Alcatel. Mr. Wells has also held marketing roles with Nokia Mobile Phones and served as Vice President, General Manager at DSP Communications where he managed the $10B revenue mobile phone products division. DSP Communications was eventually sold to Intel for $1.6B. Most recently, Mr. Wells has co-founded and mentored several dozen early-stage technology companies and served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies.
Robert Nealon, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Nealon is the Principal Attorney in Nealon & Associates, P.C., and a Washington, D.C. based law and government relations firm. He has been practicing law for twenty-seven years and has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading rating bureau for the legal profession. Mr. Nealon has a B.A. from University of Rochester (1977) and M.B.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology (1978). He received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Bridgeport in 1982 and his Masters of Law in Taxation (L.L.M.) degree from Georgetown University in 1984. He is a member of the bar associations of New York State and Virginia, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Nealon served as Adjunct Instructor of Corporate Law, George Washington University from 1985 until 2005. Mr. Nealon has been lead counsel on hundreds of commercial trials, including multi-million dollar derivative action lawsuits, security fraud and government contract fraud. He has been counsel to hundreds of corporations, including insurance affinity marketing, manufacturing and multiple financial institutions. Mr. Nealon has been active over the years in national politics and government relations.
Mr. Nealon was appointed to the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board by former Virginia Governor Warner and was reappointed to this state board by Governor Kaine through 2010 as its Chairman. Mr. Nealon is also a current appointee to the George Mason University Advisory Board for the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Arlington, Virginia. He currently sits on the Board of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee and is a Director of the Alexandria Small Business Development Corporation. He is also an active member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Democratic National Club.
Jackie Kimzey, Director
Mr. Kimzey is a successful CEO, board advisor, strategist and academic. An experienced leader with knowledge and experience in a variety of markets, Kimzey believes the foundation of any company’s success is grounded in market and customer-facing activities. He acts entrepreneurially in most situations and values execution skills and a culture of trust and accountability in companies he has been a part of.
Mr. Kimzey’s career began at Mostek, a Dallas based semiconductor manufacturer, where he served in planning and marketing roles. He left Mostek in 1982 to start ProNet with the financial backing of L.J. Sevin. ProNet, a wireless and systems company, grew rapidly in the 80’s, completing an IPO in 1987 and the eventual sale of the company in 1997. After the sale in 1997, Mr. Kimzey worked on several start-up projects of interest and then joined the venture firm of Sevin Rosen Funds as a General Partner in 1999. There he focused on wireless and software investments, especially software ideas focused on software as a service. His most successful projects, Neoworld, Wayport, Tangoe, Invodo and LIveVault, have all had a common thread; good management and quality advisors and investors.
Since 2007 Mr. Kimzey has served on the faculties of Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Dallas where he shares his lessons about innovation and new ventures with enthusiastic young entrepreneurs. He served as the Executive Director for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas and is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the topics of innovation, investment and management. Over his career, he has served on 18 boards, three of which were public companies. Kimzey continues his work with new ventures and is an active angel investor and advisor.